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First Friday: Monsters Made with Love

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Dogwood Arts on Friday, February 7th from 5-8PM for the opening of Monsters Made with Love, an exhibition of ‘perfectly imperfect monsters’ curated by local artist Laurie Kay. The exhibition will include 30 local artists and makers whose fleece monsters are paired with a unique piece of art created in their individual styles and mediums.

Participating Artists:
Kelly Sullivan, Connie Gaertner, Ashton Ludden, Susan Alexander, Stacy Monday, Vicki May, Melinda Sims, Gabrielle Kay, Issac Merkle, Andrew Messersmith, Laurie Kay, Christal Yost, Cheri Pollack, Kelly Hider, Hannah Isosaki, Tracy Homer, Jessica Gregory, Rebecca Warren, Amanda Humphreys, Nicholas Stawinski, Bryan Wilkerson, Michelle Compton, Preston Farabow, Megan Schefter, Barron Hall, Sean Simoneau, Nancy Rowland-Engle, Savanna Hoover, Victoria Wheelock

The monsters will be a part of an online auction throughout the month of February. Proceeds will benefit youth art programs provided by Dogwood Arts + Monsters Made With Love.

Auction link coming soon!

Dates to Remember:

-February 7th-28th :Exhibition on Display in Dogwood Arts Gallery
-February 7th (First Friday): Exhibition Reception
-February 8th: Monster Workshop at Dogwood Arts (10A-12PM) | Register Here: http://bit.ly/2QXsRqu
-February 20th:Maker Meet-up at Dogwood Arts
-February 22nd: Monster Workshop at Dogwood Arts (6-8PM) | Register Here: http://bit.ly/37099Qh

Though workshops and sewing kits, Monsters Made with Love teaches people to make perfectly imperfect monsters while encouraging self-love. Sewing kits, available on Etsy, include everything you need to make a fleece monster to have and to hold. Workshops are great for all ages, genders and sewing levels.

Cover Photo by Jovan Renee Portraits

First Friday at Dogwood Arts is sponsored by ORNL Federal Credit Union and Ashe’s Wines and Spirits. For more information, please call (865) 637-4561.


February 7
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dogwood Arts
123 West Jackson Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States
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